Fisheries industries changes ahead

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

Changes underway in fisheries management should usher in improvements to the industry.

Pukekoes delay veggie harvest

Hangi food waiting to be placed in baskets for the harvest celebration of Massey University Maori Resource Studies.

Pukekos and weather delay harvest of Maori vegetables at Massey University.

Doubling up on quad bikes

Firth of Thames farmer Steve Knudsen developed the quad roll-over protective system (QUADROPS) after two scares.

Rule change acknowledges that passengers are carried on quads, but says the vehicles aren't designed for it.

$30m Maori kiwifruit venture

Te Tumu Paeroa Maori Trustee Jamie Tuuta addresses visitors to the Otuwhare Marae at the launch of the Omaio 39 ...

Land that was once called marginal and unproductive now holds the hopes of an entire region.

A food and wine match

BV Gourmet second chef Chris Pearce makes pickled beetroot for harvest meals.

It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. If you call 25,000 meals challenging.

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opinion

An old fashioned 'stitch up'

Brad Markham takes aim at Sunday journalist Cameron Bennett's story The Price of Milk, calling it "gutter" journalism, ...

 OPINION: Sunday has an anti-dairying agenda and it's time its funding was cut.

50 years of farming revolution

Keith Woodford reflects on half a century of farming change in Canterbury and expects to see more.

Any luck with the water, mate?

Those who pen abuse behind an alias

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

Breed does not impact on meat

Dr Nicola Schreurs is a senior lecturer in Ruminant Nutrition and Meat Science at Massey University's 
Institute of ...

A Massey researcher has found meat quality is not impacted by breed, but yield can be.

Mentoring offers couple work-life balance

A young dairy farming couple with a new baby has found a balance between work and life through a mentoring service.

Open Country Dairy has announced a new season milk price of $6.25-$6.55/kg MS.

OCD lifts its dairy forecast for next season

Open Country Dairy has lifted its milk price for the new season on the back of a more stable dairy market.

advice

Pukekoes delay vegetable harvest

Hangi food waiting to be placed in baskets for the harvest celebration of Massey University Maori Resource Studies.

Pukekos and weather delay harvest of Maori vegetables at Massey University.

Doubling up on quads

Rule change acknowledges that passengers are carried on quad bikes, but says the vehicles aren't designed for it.

Three years ago dryland sheep and beef farmers in the Hurunui region were being asked to limit increases in their ...

New Hurunui role from regulatory chaos

The Hurunui District Landcare Group (HDLG) has a new coordinator in Josh Brown.

aquaculture

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Are salmon farms really popular?

Sounds resident claims thousands of people are against the farm relocation plan, but they made joint submissions.

King shag live in rocky colonies in the outer Marlborough Sounds, but fly into the inner Sounds to feed.

Shag enters salmon wrangle

Fears for king shag food source if salmon farm plan goes ahead.

beef

Breed does not impact on meat

Dr Nicola Schreurs is a senior lecturer in Ruminant Nutrition and Meat Science at Massey University's 
Institute of ...

A Massey researcher has found meat quality is not impacted by breed, but yield can be.

Angus is where it is at

Anyone interested in the angus breed will be at Feilding's Beef Expo on May 16.

Three years ago dryland sheep and beef farmers in the Hurunui region were being asked to limit increases in their ...

New Hurunui role from regulatory chaos

The Hurunui District Landcare Group (HDLG) has a new coordinator in Josh Brown.

Sheep

New Hurunui role from regulatory chaos

Three years ago dryland sheep and beef farmers in the Hurunui region were being asked to limit increases in their ...

The Hurunui District Landcare Group (HDLG) has a new coordinator in Josh Brown.

Unsold bales fill up woolsheds

Farmers hold onto their wool in hopes a low market will rebound after Chinese interest cools.

100913. Feature. Photo: Supplied. SIlverfern Farms chef tasting. Silere Merino bruschetta

Meat chiefs plot strategy

The CEOs of NZ's two big meat co-ops, Silver Fern Farms and Alliance, are each charged with improving returns to their farmer-shareholders.

cropping

Pukekoes delay vegetable harvest

Hangi food waiting to be placed in baskets for the harvest celebration of Massey University Maori Resource Studies.

Pukekos and weather delay harvest of Maori vegetables at Massey University.

Timaru ploughman off to Germany

Ploughing stalwart Bob Mehrtens from Timaru will represent New Zealand at the world ploughing contest

Alison and Peter Bell and son Tom working bees in the Mackenzie Country.

High country beekeepers buck trend

Mid Canterbury's high country beekeepers elude a horror honey season.

agribusiness

OCD lifts its dairy forecast for next season

Open Country Dairy has announced a new season milk price of $6.25-$6.55/kg MS.

Open Country Dairy has lifted its milk price for the new season on the back of a more stable dairy market.

Mentoring offers couple work-life balance

A young dairy farming couple with a new baby has found a balance between work and life through a mentoring service.

Three years ago dryland sheep and beef farmers in the Hurunui region were being asked to limit increases in their ...

New Hurunui role from regulatory chaos

The Hurunui District Landcare Group (HDLG) has a new coordinator in Josh Brown.

Discovery

Keeping the cows in good nick

Sarah Dirks ??? DairyNZ Developer in Animal Productivity team

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

School 'failure' to top scientist 

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

Hannah McKerchar studies the changes in the treatment of milk proteins.

From law books to test tubes

A former commercial lawyer has found more excitement in the laboratory, she tells Jarrod Booker.

rural women

Manawatu dairy women talk about budgeting

Build your budget workshop. Dairy Women's Networks, Manawatu convenor Lisa Hicks (left) and workshop facilitator Jodie ...

Manawatu farmers, sharemilkers and contract milkers learn why it is important to do the year ahead's budget.

Walking with classroom carers for equality

OPINION: Education support workers should be paid at least as much as prison guards. They don't have pepper spray to defend themselves.

Proud to be part of Rural Women are Carol Wyllie, Roger and Aynsley Langford, Minty Henderson, Joyce and Jock Wyllie at ...

Proud to be rural women

Rural Women promote strong, vibrant and healthy communities today.

Video

Mixed reality to topple training

In a few years, anyone could throw on a pair of 'smart glasses' and become an instant manufacturing expert.

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